Connecting people

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe European Continent is a fascinating patchwork of many different cultures, languages, traditions and geographical landscapes. Despite all the differences we are in several ways connected to each other.

These days the continent of Europe is facing a lot of challenges. The political alliances and economic trade relations between the countries are under pressure. Misunderstanding and unfamiliarity stand in the way of solving very complex issues.

There is a lack of information and awareness about who we are. Our specialties and unique qualities inhibit solutions on a human scale. How beautiful it would be if we could practice our understanding and respect to each other with a connection of the heart!


Please read here the beautiful story of The Golden Sun in dutch, written by the artist herself.
Hier vindt u het prachtige verhaal van De Gouden Zon in het nederlands, geschreven door de kunstenares zelf.


The Voyage of the Golden Sun

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Dutch artist Frouk Riemersma was inspired to create a mobile work of art and a traveling performance ‘The Golden Sun’. Developed to practice understanding and connection between the 51 countries in the Continent of Europe. To experience the acquaintance from the heart and awareness that there can be difference and unity at the same time. A connection that inspires and feeds the seed of peace!

The performance of the Golden Sun will be performed around a large ash wood disc covered with gold leaf, consisting of 51 parts that fit together like the pieces of a puzzle.

Each part is connected to one of the 51 countries. During the performance the 51 participants are connected to one of the country’s. for example; ‘how fascinating that people in the Netherlands are living 6,5 metres under sea-level, without fear of drowning’. By sharing their connection they put the piece of the puzzle on the right spot and the Golden Sun arises.

The performance and the mobile work of art ‘The Golden Sun’ will travel through all European countries.



In this movie, the artist tells about the the beautiful creation of The Golden Sun.

In this movie, you can watch the Ceremony of the Golden Sun in Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands on April 10th 2016.

The Performance

The performance will be organized in all European countries. Each performance will have the following gradient:
– Opening by organizers of the country where the performance takes place – Introduction by Frouk Riemersma – Explanation performance – performance – Drinks and exchange of experience.

The organizers of the performance have gathered 51 representatives representing all the countries in Europe.

Evert1-bewerktwebgrootThe representatives can be people who actually come from that country of are deeply related to that country by origin or family. Or people who want to join the performance and are willing to connect themselves to a specific European country. Two weeks before the performance will take place, all representatives will be asked to connect themselves with one of the European Countries designated by the organizes.

All the representatives will pick one specific theme of the country. That can be a cultural, social or geological aspect the representative feels attracted to (no political or historical issues). Every representative speaks 4 or 5 phrases about this connection (30 seconds).

The performance
A carpet of 12 by 12 meters is spread out on the ground (9 meters will be used, the rest will cover chairs or meditation cushions).
In the centre of the carpet, the outer lines of all 51 pieces of the Golden Sun are embroidered with gold thread. Around this centre, all wooden pieces of the Golden Sun are lying in a square.
The representatives are sitting behind their piece. The pieces are numbered in a way that the first will be put in the very middle, and from that point a spiral forms till the outside is closed.

detail-borduurwerkwebThe first representative stands up, picks up the wooden piece in front of him/her. Speaks out his/her name and the name of the country, and shares his or her connection/ admiration about the country he/ she is connected to.

Then he/she puts the wooden puzzle piece on the right place in the centre of the carpet. The next representative stands up… And so on.

All the 51 persons will share their connection and in the meantime the Golden Sun appears. All the pieces together will make one golden circle.

When it’s completed, we all stand up and form a circle by giving each other a hand. We let flow all our intentions through our left hand into the big circle of the 51 representatives, melting it to one connection. Then we sent it all over the Continent Europe, into the world.

When and where

The NetherlandsZeewoldeZonnehoeve, Priempad 6
3896 LJ Zeewolde
2016, Sunday October 30thfrom 14:00 till 16:30
Walk-in from 13:30
The NetherlandsAmsterdamDominicus Church, Spuistraat 12, 8 minutes walk from central station2016, Sunday November 6thfrom 14:30 till 18:00
Walk-in from 14:00
New ceremonies will be planned for 2017

Quite a few performances has been passed already. And every performance more people become enthousiastic and join! In January 2016 the first performance took place in Breda. After that, Amersfoort, Austerlitz and Katwijk aan Zee followed. In June, the Golden Sun performed in Rome. Please feel free to join too!

Do you want to join a performance?

If you want to join the performance in The Netherlands, Zeewolde, please contact Tineke de Jong (

If you want to join the performance in The Netherlands, Amsterdam, please contact Gre de Groot (

Thank you so much for joining the performances so far … soon you will find a new scedule for 2017.

Would you like to organize a performance?

If you want to organize a performance in your own country, please contact Frouk Riemersma (

Een heel aantal performances zijn al gerealiseerd. En bij iedere performance worden mensen enthousiaster en doen meer mensen mee. In januarie 2016 vond de eerste performance plaats in Breda. Daarna in Amersfoort, Austerlitz en Katwijk aan Zee. In Juni is de Gouden Zon in Rome geweest. Voel je alsjeblieft vrij om ook deel te nemen!

Wil je meedoen in een performance?

Als je wilt deelnemen aan de performance in Nederland, Zeewolde, meld je dan alsjeblieft aan bij Tineke de Jong (

Als je wilt deelnemen aan de performance in Nederland, Amsterdam, meld je dan alsjeblieft aan bij Gre de Groot (

Hartelijk dank voor het bijwonen van de performances tot zover …. Binnenkort zult u een nieuwe lijst vinden voor 2017.

Wil je een performance organiseren?

Als je een performance wilt organiseren in je eigen land, meld je dan alsjeblieft aan bij Frouk Riemersma (


In our webshop, some beautiful art pieces specially designed for the project The Golden Sun, are for sale.

Pendants of the Golden Sun


The pendants are handmade by the Italian artist Andrea Agate. The material is hand forged brass and gold plated with 0,5 microgram gold. Backside has a little eye.
Sizes and prizes: 5cm (€69,95), 3,5 cm (€49,95), 2,5 cm (€39,95).

Hangers van de Gouden Zon
De hangers zijn handgemaakt door de Italiaanse kunstenaar Andrea Agate Bolsena. Het materiaal is handgeklopt geel koper met 0,5 microgram bladgoud. Er zijn twee types bewerking: puntjes (eerste foto) en deukjes (tweede foto). De achterzijde heeft een oogje.
Maten en prijzen: 5cm (€69,95), 3,5 cm (€49,95), 2,5 cm (€39,95).


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The icons are handmade by Frouk Riemersma. They are made of different types of wood and covered with gold plate.
Sizes and prices:
Icone 1 (round): 45 cm, ash wood with goldleaf, €695,-
Icone 2 (starshape): 36 cm, birch wood with goldleaf, €595,-
Icone 3 (puzzle pieces): 28 cm, ash wood with goldleaf, €395,-

De iconen zijn handgemaakt door Frouk Riemersma. Ze zijn gemaakt van verschillende houtsoorten en bedekt met bladgoud.

Maten en prijzen:
Icoon 1 (rond): 45 cm, essenhout met bladgoud, €695,-
Icoon 2 (stervormig): 36 cm, berkenhout met bladgoud, €595,-
Icoon 3 (puzzelstukken): 28 cm, essenhout met bladgoud, €395,-

Placing an order in the webshop
Please send an email to Frouk Riemersma in which you describe the article you wish (name of the article, size, price, type of hammering) and your name, telephone and adress. Please wait for the confirmation that your article is present. After the confirmation, you can deposit the amount on the following bank account: NL88 TRIO 0390 9437 62, BIC code: TRIONL2U, in the name of Temple Europe Foundation (Zeist, the Netherlands). And the article will be sent to you.

Het plaatsen van een order in de webshop
Stuurt u alstublieft een mail naar Frouk Riemersma, waarin u de naam van het gewenste artikel beschrijft (maat, prijs en soort bewerking) en uw naam, telefoon en adres. Wacht alstublieft op de bevestiging dat uw artikel er is. Maak daarna uw bedrag over naar
het volgende bankrekeningnummer: NL88 TRIO 0390 9437 62, BIC code: TRIONL2U, ten name van Stichting Tempel Europa (Zeist, Nederland).


All activities of the project The Golden Sun for Peace in Europa is done by volunteers. To cover the costs of materials, travelling, communication, a lot of money is needed. Your contribution in any form will be much appreciated. All incomes from donations, will be used for the continuity of The Golden Sun. Thank you very much in advance.

* Please use the following bank account for your donation: NL88 TRIO 0390 9437 62, BIC code: TRIONL2U, in the name of Temple Europe Foundation (Zeist, the Netherlands).
* You can also downlaod a permission form. Please print the form, fill it in and scan it. You can send it to
* Or use the button below.
Thank you!

Alle activiteiten voor het project De Gouden Zon voor Vrede in Europa is gedaan door vrijwilligers. Om de kosten voor materialen, reizen, communicatie te dekken, is veel geld nodig. Uw bijdrage in welke vorm dan ook wordt zeer gewaardeerd. Alle inkomsten vanuit donaties zal gebruikt worden voor de continuïteit van het project. Bij voorbaat hartlelijk dank.

* Gebruikt u alstublieft het volgende bankrekeningnummer voor uw donatie: NL88 TRIO 0390 9437 62, BIC code: TRIONL2U, ten name van Stichting Tempel Europa (Zeist, Nederland).
* U kunt ook een machtigingsformulier downloaden. Print het alstublieft uit, vul het in en stuur het op naar
* Of gebruik de betalingswijze hieronder aangegeven.
Dank u wel!

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Personal Info



The Golden Sun is part of Temple Europe Foundation


President: Drs Peter Pieterson
Treasurer: Jeroen Streumer
Secretary: Anita Stellaard
Member: Frouk Riemersma

Art work group
Members; Joost Nijhof, Gerha Lankhuijzen, Ariane Miller, Anita Stellaard, Wilma Brouwer, Evert Hoefman, Hildegard Boender, Angelique de Ru, Peter Pieterson, Frouk Riemersma

Photographer: Pieter van den Boogert en vele anderen


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Temple Europe Foundation

(Stichting Tempel Europa – Zeist)

Goal: To practice and feed the seed of peace in the continent Europe.

The traveling performance The Golden Sun will come to all the European countries and finally find a good place to be rooted permanently in the name of Temple Europe. A place where people will exercise connection, understanding and peace with each other every year.

The foundation is organizing all the contacts in the Continent Europe for the performance The Golden Sun. Managing the financial resources, and to realize the construction of Temple Europe.



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